The end of the school year, and an empty yearbook causes Lisa to contemplate her lack of popularity. When Ned Flanders is summoned for jury duty and offers Homer a chance to stay at his beach house, Lisa sees this as the opportunity to reinvent herself as a slacker in the hope of gaining friends, which proves to be far more successful than she could possibly imagine --- but not if Bart has any say in the matter. Written by
Daniel Timothy Dey
Did You Know?
This episode references the film "American Graffiti" on two separate occasions. The first being the scene where Homer attempts to buy illegal fireworks at the local version of the Kwik-E-Mart by hiding the request in a list of random items. In the film, Terry 'The Toad' attempts to by a bottle of Old Harper using this same method. In fact, one of the items Homer purchases is a bottle of Old Harper. The second is the song "All Summer Long" by The Beach Boys is used during the end credits in both the film and the episode. See more
When Marge and Lisa are talking in the bedroom at the beach house, there is a picture over each of the beds of Ned and Maude. In a subsequent shot, one of the pictures changes to a portrait of Rod and Todd. See more
Hey, I like your hat.
A compliment! Scanning for sarcasm... it's clean! Go!
References Alice in Wonderland
All Summer Long
Written by Brian Wilson
and Mike Love
Performed by The Beach Boys See more